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Oil City Home Damaged By Tuesday Night Kitchen Stove Fire

A home on Oil City’s South Side was damaged by a Tuesday night fire that apparently started on a kitchen stove. Oil City Fire Department officials say the blaze, at a residence on the 100-block of East Fifth Street, was reported shortly before 8:30 PM.  It began on a stovetop while food was being cooked,…

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Two Injured In Route 965 Crash

Two people were hospitalized Monday afternoon following a one-vehicle crash on Route 965. State Police accident investigators say the incident occurred when a vehicle struck a guardrail, crossed over to the other berm, went up an embankment and hit a tree. The two occupants of the vehicle, identified as the driver, 46 year-old Kimberly Hurst from…

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Deep Hollow Road Reopens Following Bridge Repairs

PennDOT announced Tuesday that Deep Hollow Road in Cranberry Township has reopened following the completion of a five-week rehabilitation project on a bridge over Lower Two Mile Run. The road had been closed to through traffic since September 29. The bridge work, intended to extend the service life of the 30-foot span, included the rehabilitation…

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Crawford Family Historical Marker To Be Dedicated In Emlenton On November 12

Pennsylvania’s newest blue-gold historical marker will commemorate the legacy of the Crawford family. The memorial will be unveiled at a ceremony to be held on Wednesday, November 12 at 2:00 PM at the Emlenton Presbyterian Church on the 500-block of Main Street in Emlenton.  The marker has been installed on the lawn of the church.…

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Oil City Assures Residents Drinking Water Is Safe

Officials in Oil City are relaying automated telephone messages to customers of the city’s water supply to assure them that the water is safe for consumption, does not need to be boiled and that recent tests that revealed the presence of coliform bacteria do not amount to an emergency situation. City officials are just now…

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Oil Region Voters And All Of Pennsylvania To Cast Midterm Ballots On Tuesday

The midterm general election arrives Tuesday (Nov. 4), and in this part of the Oil Region the ballot will not only cover the Governor’s race, but the election of a U.S. Congressman and a state Representative, as well. In the gubernatorial faceoff, of course, incumbent Republican Tom Corbett faces Democratic challenger Tom Wolf, while their…

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Franklin’s General Authority Issue To Go To Mediation On December 2

A mediation session has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 2 in connection with lawsuits filed against the City of Franklin for its move to dissolve the Franklin General Authority. The session, ordered by Venango County Senior Judge William White, will be mediated by McKean County Senior Judge John Clelland in the hopes of avoiding a…

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New Castle Woman Pleads In Fatal Crash At Mercer County Pond

A New Castle woman has entered pleas in Mercer County Court to three charges connected to an incident in which a pickup left a Mercer County road and struck three people who were fishing at a pond on a private farm. 26 year-old Brittany Raskowsky  has pleaded out to charges of homicide by vehicle while driving under…

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Shippenville Man Hospitalized After Early Morning Crash Near Knox

A Shippenville man was transported to Clarion Hospital following an early morning one-vehicle crash over the weekend near Knox. State Police officials from the Clarion station say a car driven by 21 year-old Ryan Roddy left Route 208 around 1:30 AM Sunday morning.  Troopers say the eastbound vehicle traveled off the right side of the…

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9-1-1 Outage In Butler County Corrected

Officials in Butler County say a problem with 9-1-1 emergency telephone service was corrected on Monday night.   There was no immediate word as to the cause of the problem. The outage was reported around 3:30 PM Monday afternoon, and apparently affected only landline phones.  Cell phone users reported no problems.

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